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Joint Nov 16 Dept Chapel w/ Fred Asare and POLS

0 Commentsby   |  11.01.10  |  Announcement, Chapel, French, International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Memo:  All majors, minors and professors

We have combined our Dept chapel with POLS in order to host Professor Fred Asare from the Village of Hope.  Don’t miss this faith-challenging opportunity.  His topic focus:  Psalm 2.  Meeting location to follow…probably Admin 103.

Radio Gospel France now accessible on Iphones

0 Commentsby   |  10.31.10  |  Language Tools

Radio Gospel France is now heard by millions in and around Paris.  I met Paul a few years ago in Paris when the radio station was just starting.  French people love to hear their Christian music.  Their office is in Vaux-Sur-Seine just outside of Paris.

You can now download for free the Radio Gospel app. to your Iphone.  Just do : radio gospel.  You can hear a lot of Christian songs both in French and English.  Yann Opsitch

Critical Language Scholarship Program 2011 Application Now Open – Deadline: November 15, 2010

0 Commentsby   |  10.29.10  |  Announcement, International Studies Major, Programs

The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.

Interested applicants should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website atwww.clscholarship.org/applicants. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, described at
http://www.clscholarship.org/applicants.htm#prerequisites. The deadline to apply for the 2011 CLS Program is November 15, 2010.

Students in all disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, sciences, and humanities are encouraged to apply. While there is no service requirement attached to CLS Program awards, participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

To access the online application, or for more information about the CLS Program, please visit the CLS website athttp://www.clscholarship.org or email cls@caorc.org.

Sigma Delta Pi

0 Commentsby   |  10.26.10  |  Language Tools

Omega Gamma, the ACU Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi- National Collegiate Honor Society for students of Spanish, was inaugurated on Thursday, October 21st. at Chapel on the Hill.

The newly inducted members are: Lawson Soward (President), Emily Miller (Vicepresident), Leslie Record (Secretary), Aaron Shaver (Communications Officer), Amanda McAdams and Abby Allison.

Professor Dan Mitchell played Spanish songs in this special occasion, including La Malagueña. For more information you may contact the Chapter’s adviser: Dr. Beatriz Walker at beatriz.walker@acu.edu. Applications for next semester are available at the Department of Foreign Languages. You may also check Omega Gamma’s official blog at: blogs.acu.edu/sdpomegagamma. “Prosigamos bajo la Inspiración de España.”

French “soirée”, great success!

0 Commentsby   |  10.25.10  |  French, Language Tools

French “soiree” Thursday October 21, was a great success!  With “crêpes”  and French music… Next

French “soirée”

And now two teams are competing on a puzzle of French regions…IMG_2595

Peruvian Author Mario Vargas Llosa Awarded 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

0 Commentsby   |  10.07.10  |  International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was awarded the 2010 Nobel prize in Literature.  Vargas Llosa is part of the so-called “Latin American Boom,” the literary movement in the 1960’s that propelled Latin American narrative, especially the novel, to the highest echelons of World Literature.

The “Boom,” as it is sometimes called, introduced such literary modes as “magic realism,” popularized by Gabriel García Márquez -who won the Nobel in 1967- and politically engaged works such as Vargas Llosa.  While García Márquez’s narrative is straightforward -at least on a superficial reading- Vargas Llosa’s is structurally much more complex; he frequently eschews linear plots and univocal narratives for complex timeframes and plurivocal exploration of a politically engaged theme, such as power structures and poverty.

Below is the announcement in Stockholm of the Nobel award, in Swedish, English and Spanish.

Vargas Llosa interviewed about his work.  In Spanish.

In 2007, he addressed the Letras Libres Forum held in Monterrey, Mexico, as one of the 8 intellectual “heavy weights” of the worlds.  His lecture was on the links between literature and reality.  In Spanish, with English subtitles.

Become Famous Reading Don Quixote

0 Commentsby   |  10.06.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Become famous reading Don Quixote!

The Real Academia Española wants to put the better part of Don Quixote up on YouTube.  To that end, it is enlisting the help of volunteers from around the world to sign up at their site to read pre-selected chunks and post them on the video site.  To find out more about it, read this article from the BBC.

** Bite-size Don Quixote on YouTube **
The Royal Spanish Academy invites the public to read a section from the 17th Century novel Don Quixote – and upload it to YouTube.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/world-europe-11449510 >

Learn French

0 Commentsby   |  09.24.10  |  French

Open culture invites you to learn French for free online. See : http://www.openculture.com/free_french_lessons Yann Opsitchg

Entra a la Plaza

0 Commentsby   |  09.17.10  |  Announcement, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors

Entra a la Plaza

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday night, September 24th at UP.

Spanish Language and Culture, Music, Traditional Food…

Hispanos Unidos

Win $500

0 Commentsby   |  09.16.10  |  Announcement, French, International Studies Major, Spanish Majors, Spanish Minors, Study Abroad

received this email from Vista Higher Learning, a foreign language book publisher.  If you are creative and have a talent for making videos, here is an opportunity to make some $$$.

Language Learning for Life

It’s that time of year again! Last year language students from colleges and universities around the country submitted fun and meaningful videos to Vista Higher Learning’s Language Learning for Life video contest.

Six lucky students won $500 to put toward things like study abroad opportunities and textbooks. Students, instructors, and the Vista team enjoyed the contest so much that we are holding it again this year! We will once again ask your students to make a video that demonstrates how they think language study will benefit their local community or the wider global community.

For contest details, and to watch last year’s winning videos, visit VistaHigherLearning.com/supportlanguages.

Best regards,
The Vista Higher Learning Team